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Old Nov 28 2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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Question If you had to live the life of one of the characters....

A variation on the who's your favorite character question...

If you had to live the life of one of Anne's Pern characters, who would you choose to be and why?

(hmmm, suppose I need to go think of my own answer to this question....)
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Old Nov 28 2004, 12:31 AM   #2
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Oooh.

That is hard. Ergh. Well...can I have a tie? I can't decide whether I'd pick Oklina (loses most of her family, but on the other hand Impresses a gold dragon at the END of a Pass and ends up with the best bronzerider character ever, B'lerion) or Desdra (very much her own woman, clever, a Master of her craft, and 'gets her man' without compromising her personality. And I could see going for a guy like Capiam.)
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Old Nov 28 2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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Menolly, Debara, or Oklina

Menolly and Deb escaped restrictive, narrow-minded homes to follow dreams they didn't even know they had. Oklina .... I just think she is sweet, and strong...she survived the plaugue, and Moreta's death, and all the hard work it took to help rebuild Ruatha, and went on to Impress a Queen!
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Old Nov 28 2004, 12:53 AM   #4
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Oklina is an attractive choice. And at least her favorite brother lived, and found happiness for himself (it's no fun when your family is unhappy, even if your life is great!).

Or how about someone like Tarrie Chernoff from Dragonsdawn. We don't know a lot about her, save she was one of the original queen riders. I think that would have to have been a pretty neat life being one of the original 18 riders, but I think I'd leave the queen bee role to Sorka happily (says she who had to make her own board to be the webmaster of )
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Old Nov 28 2004, 01:03 AM   #5
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I think I'd be...um...well I don't know...either Sharra or...umm yea I think I'll go with Sharra. She's a very resourseful woman and a healer at that, I've always loved healing just couldn't ever cope with losing a patient...(tried my luck on tring to save homeless and hurt animals...not a good thing for me cause I'd always cry when I lost one, and take it personally and have a guilt trip for weeks after) But she gets the best guy in my opinion...I'm in love with Jaxom lol, and so I'd love to be Sharra, even though she has had to put up with a brother like Toric I think I'd still like to live her life.
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Old Nov 28 2004, 01:18 AM   #6
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I'd have to say, simply, Robinton, even if he does die in the series. A full life and a creative one... that's my desire.
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Good question!

Probably Mirrim, because her personality reminds me very much of myself in my teens (or half of it at any rate, when I wasn't shy I was abrasive). Besides, I'd love to ride green.
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Old Nov 28 2004, 06:16 AM   #8
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I'd have to pick Jaxom. That way you could live as a dragonrider with Ruth and be a Lord Holder too. He was good friends with Lessa and F'lar and Robinton. If not him then one of the original colonist who came from Earth, maybe Emily, to be able to travel from earth to another planet and settle it would be exciting.
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Old Nov 28 2004, 09:41 AM   #9
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Argh! tooo difficult!!!!


But i supposse it would have to be either Jaxom, Robinton, F'nor... argh! how can i choose!
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Old Nov 28 2004, 11:05 AM   #10
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I've decided that it has to be Jaxom.. i think i relate most to him, with the age being the most predominate factor.
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I've decided that it has to be Jaxom.. i think i relate most to him, with the age being the most predominate factor.
Age being the only factor? Not the fact he is both a Lord Holder AND a Dragonrider?
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Age being the only factor? Not the fact he is both a Lord Holder AND a Dragonrider?
age is WHY i relate to him. Being a Lord Holder and a Dragomrider is why i would like to be him!
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I don't think I'd want to be anyone from Ddawn, and I know no one from the 9th Pass! Not sure *why* on Ddawn...was Tarrie, though, one of the ones who got into the three-way queen fight mentioned in The Second Weyr? And on 9th Pass--couldn't deal with any of the men! (Just finished a bunch of rereads--Shalyn is right in "The Guilt of Forever", F'nor's REALLY condescending, as is F'lessan in Skies--if I were Tai, about the tenth time he called me "My dear green," I'd have decked him. Wouldn't want to be Sharra, and have to do all that AIVAS junk. Can't imagine being such a raging busybody for a green rider as Mirrim.)

I really can't chose. I would have to flip a coin, Oklina or Desdra (though, looking at PoP, and being very shallow, I might lean to Desdra as I find Capiam's portrait more attractive than B'lerion's. More character, less pretty. But they both beat out Alessan, though character-wise Nerilka would be a good third choice...agh, stop me, I'm just getting MORE confused!)
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Not sure *why* on Ddawn...was Tarrie, though, one of the ones who got into the three-way queen fight mentioned in The Second Weyr?
oooh, yeah, I think she was! Scratch that choice then in favor of one of the original golds that wasn't in that fight (besided Sorka).
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Old Nov 28 2004, 03:55 PM   #15
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I think I'd like to be Lessa. She had a rough childhood but she held on to her values and ended up with Ramoth and was pretty much the most respected (if not liked) woman on Pern. Having Robinton, F'lar, F'nor and a few others at least semi in love with her wasn't exactly a bad thing either
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It would have to be Robinton Masterharper of Pern I just love that story... except I sing deep bass and not baritone.
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I don't know.. I like to be a wyerwoman.. with a gold.. but a person.. well I don't know
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Old Nov 29 2004, 06:00 AM   #18
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probably Jancis-or any smith really.
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Old Nov 29 2004, 10:09 AM   #19
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From Dragonsdawn probably Sallah Telgar just because she was strong and soft at the same time. I think from the Moreta age I'd be Nirillka (I know the spelling is off but I'm at school now with no access to my books to check ). From the present (9th) pass I've always pictured myself as Brekke for some reason. Probably because she is a natural leader without being truely bossy or mean.
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oooh, yeah, I think she was! Scratch that choice then in favor of one of the original golds that wasn't in that fight (besided Sorka).
Me too. An original gold rider would be cool, but not Sorka - Sean was way too irritating!
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you've got to be kidding asking me a question like this!

It would have to be Jaxom because of ¡¡¡RUTH!!!

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Hmm...... lots of choices, but I think that I'll limit myself to one half of a pair: M'leng or P'tero.
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Easy... Piemur
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Old Nov 29 2004, 04:43 PM   #24
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Hans wants to be Piemur and Edith, Jancis. Hmmmm.....
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*wanders of to read Edith's profile....*

At least she lives in a city I've been to and liked
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Old Nov 29 2004, 05:47 PM   #26
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Hans wants to be Piemur and Edith, Jancis. Hmmmm.....

Secret posted that she'd like to be Sharra....


A few posts later, C_ris pipes up with a desire to Jaxom....


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A few posts later, C_ris pipes up with a desire to Jaxom....


Should Secret be worried?
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I think I'd like to be either Mairie Hanrahan, or Merelan...
Mairie cause she had a large and loving family and was proud of all her children, and cared for many more who'd lost family due to Thread, and a daughter who rode one of the first Queens,
And Merelan, because she loved her husband Petiron and her son -Robinton and taught Robinton so much about music
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I really can picture Hans as Piemur!! I envision Hans with that sense of fairness and the sense of humor! (Not to mention being kind of a free spirit! )
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At least she lives in a city I've been to and liked
I dont live in a city!
I live in a really rural area at home-nearest city is Birmingham UK-I think.
And there is NOOO way Aberystwyth's a city!
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Who was the Master healer in MHoP? That's who I'd like to be, I think. Yes, I know I could go look it up in the Pern Encyclopedia, but I don't have time.



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Who was the Master healer in MHoP? That's who I'd like to be, I think. Yes, I know I could go look it up in the Pern Encyclopedia, but I don't have time.
Hmmm, it was a woman (surprisingly enough)...

Oop, baby waking up, have to look up the name later.
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Ah, it was MasterHealer Ginia. I thought it started with a G!
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The times I've thought of the Pern characters, I always come up with Manora as the one I relate to the most.

Since I'm an "in the background" kind of person, love to help folks and feed them as well...I can relate to her. Also like being in charge, so to speak...even if not in the forefront of things. But as a Headwoman, you sure know all the "gossip"
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Thanks, Cheryl! I remembered the G....and she's Oldive's mother, right?

Funny I forgot the name...accidentally used it for an NPC in a PBeM once, and was surprised when I realized Anne had already used the name. Not a healer, though...



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The times I've thought of the Pern characters, I always come up with Manora as the one I relate to the most.

Since I'm an "in the background" kind of person, love to help folks and feed them as well...I can relate to her. Also like being in charge, so to speak...even if not in the forefront of things. But as a Headwoman, you sure know all the "gossip"
Pat I think you hit on something for me too. While I like the character of Brekke I sometimes think that I wouldn't want the responsability of a dragon. While the parternership would be a wonderful think I would much rather be able to be a support person and Manora or Silvina would be wonderful
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Oldive's mum? I know she was Oldive's teacher and he was her (most talented) Journeyman. But if she is really his mother I must have missed a quote in MHoP. Can you poit me to the exact place you read it Tresa? I can't find it. Did find several mentionings of Oldive as Journeyman and Master, the most important ones I'll print below. The way in which Oldive is spoken of in relation to his Master Ginia doesn't seem to imply a family relation though.

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Lord Grogellan had refused the advice of MasterHealer Ginia, her very capable young Journeyman Oldive, and the Hold’s Healer. He would not allow them to attempt surgery.
“Talk some sense into him, can you, Gennell?” Ginia said, her face red with frustration. “I’ve done this operation, so has Oldive, and it takes but minutes.


Later in the story Oldive is a master

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I agree with Hans; nothing was ever mentioned about Oldive being Ginia's son. It's nice to see the craft system working without lots of nepotism, as designed by the original colonists!
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Pat I think you hit on something for me too. While I like the character of Brekke I sometimes think that I wouldn't want the responsability of a dragon. While the parternership would be a wonderful think I would much rather be able to be a support person and Manora or Silvina would be wonderful
Kater Somebody (or ...bodies) has to make sure all those Dragonriders and Masters behave, right?
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Oldive's mum? I know she was Oldive's teacher and he was her (most talented) Journeyman. But if she is really his mother I must have missed a quote in MHoP. Can you poit me to the exact place you read it Tresa? I can't find it. Did find several mentionings of Oldive as Journeyman and Master, the most important ones I'll print below. The way in which Oldive is spoken of in relation to his Master Ginia doesn't seem to imply a family relation though.




Later in the story Oldive is a master

Sorry...I must have been imagining things. It's been a long time since I read the book.



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